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Did the British Empire have any benefits for India? No, says Tharoor
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) How should we view the British Empire and its legacy for its former colonies? Was it one of the world's greatest modernising forces, as some historians claim, or was it only a destructive bane? The latter, says Congress politician Shashi Tharoor who maintains the only two benefits for India were cricket and the English language.

Monday, January 25, 2016 11:58:12 PM

'Rise of IS attempt to roll back Shia gains in Iraq'
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) The rise of the Islamic State is among the attempts by Sunni hardliners to reverse Shia Iran's gains in Iraq, and comes paradoxically at a time when Iran, long seen by the western world as the source of instability in the Middle East, is now being needed to manage the same instability, says regional expert Vali Nasr.

Monday, January 25, 2016 11:00:04 PM

I was born here, I will die here: Aamir Khan
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan - who kicked a huge controversy over the intolerance issue last year - on Monday said he had no plans to leave India and he can't live more than two weeks out of the country.

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:56:03 PM

Government to promote birth spacing through contraceptives: Nadda
Bali, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian government will start promoting birth spacing by expanding choice of contraceptives and improving quality healthcare in the country, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said here on Monday.

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:42:03 PM

Karnataka offers Rs.1 lakh crore infrastructure projects
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) In the run-up to its global investors meet (GIM) during February 3-5 here, Rs.1 lakh crore worth of investment projects beckon investors to Karnataka in the infrastructure sector.

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:30:04 PM

Rajinikanth, Saina among 112 Padma awardees
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, legendary actor Rajinikanth, sportspersons Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza are among the 112 notable personalities to get Padma awards in 2016.

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:28:03 PM

Bihar to implement developmental schemes in mission mode
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) The Bihar cabinet on Monday formally approved the setting up of 'Bihar Vikash Mission' (BVM) to ensure proper and time-bound implementation of the Nitish Kumar government's developmental programmes.

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:04:03 PM

Kerala solar scam: Chandy appears before probe team
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday appeared before the one-member commission of Justice (retd) G. Sivarajan probing the Rs.70 million solar scam in the state.

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:02:05 PM

Quota harmful for school education development: Delhi government
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The AAP government on Monday defended in the Delhi High Court its decision to scrap management quota in nursery admissions, saying the practice was "deleterious" for school education's development in Delhi and hence "must be stopped".

Monday, January 25, 2016 9:54:23 PM

9 killed in road accident in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) At least nine people, including two women and a child, were killed in Odisha's Angul district on Monday when a speeding truck rammed into a vehicle in which they were travelling.

Monday, January 25, 2016 9:54:21 PM

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